Hardwork? Luck? Good habits? What would you say is behind your success? We’ve shared some thoughtful responses below.

Tiana Karnopp | Entrepreneur / Business Owner / Model

The most important factor behind success, in general, is being confident in one’s own abilities, setting goals and reaching them,  and having courage to step out of your comfort zone to feel fear and to do it anyways, in business and in life. I wouldn’t say I’m successful by any-means materialistically; however, I think a different question could be, what defines success? The answer for everyone is different and thats the beauty in a lot of things. For me, success is a feeling I get when I am able to help people, whether that means emotionally, physically, naturally through herbalism, spiritually, mentally- any way I can connect with a person, and be of service to them in some way. Read more>>

Justin Carmouche | Real Estate Agent

The most important factor behind my success is my competitiveness. I am always trying to better myself in every aspect of my life. When I achieve one of my goals, I move forward to the next and think about how I can reach beyond this goal. Read more>>

Kameron Wilkerson | Private Chef

The most important factor behind the success of my brand and myself is that I never quit and I stayed consistent. I went through several highs and lows and there have been times I’ve had to take breaks but I never quit cooking all together. I’ve gone through almost every emotion you can think of trying to pursue my dreams, but what separates me from others is that I just don’t quit. I just was not raised that way. Also for those wondering I did get that quote from the late great Nipsey Hussle. #TMC Read more>>

SALICIA GROSSE | Entrepreneur

The most important factor that I would say is behind the success of my brand is firstly Faith & Perseverance. My faith plays the biggest role. I live by the Bible verse “faith without works is dead” that’s where Perseverance comes in as well. Giving up or giving in is not an option. This is why I believe I’ve had success. Read more>>

Calia Brencsons Van Dyk | Television and Live-event Producer, Personal Branding Expert, Blogger

My success is based on trust. It is based on finding good people who are dependable, intelligent and fun to work with and giving them the tools they need to do their jobs well. It’s about quality – setting a high standard and asking others to give the best of themselves. It’s about open dialogue and using the statement that I learned when I first started working McKinsey « no complaints without a solution ». This gives my colleagues the chance to think out of the box and come up with creative and innovative solutions. Read more>>